Overtime Work: Most Employees Feel Overtime Is Unethical: Report

With overtime gaining momentum in the country, most employees (81 percent) interviewed said they do not wish to indulge in it and feel it is unethical, according to a report. Less than one in five employees (19 percent) surveyed want to moonlight while the majority of the workforce (81 percent) said they would not want to take another job besides their current job and described it as unethical, according to a global tracker. Indeed Quarterly Recruitment.

She added that most overtime cases that may require the employer to develop an overtime policy occur when the overtime employee has a “primary” job, usually full-time, and a “secondary” or part-time job.

This report is in fact based on a survey conducted by Valuvox among 1281 employers and 1533 job seekers and employees between July and September 2022.

The survey participants were divided into cities and categorized into large, medium and small enterprises and sectors. Moreover, the report revealed that protection against job loss (37 percent) is one of the top reasons for moonlighting for employees followed by supplemental income (27 percent).

However, employers have a different view of this trend, with 31 percent of employers believing that employees moonlight because they are not sufficiently engaged in their work, and 23 percent of respondents said that employees have plenty of time for a second job. . , the report stated.

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Likewise, quiet resignation is another rising trend due to employee stress and burnout, the report noted.

According to the report, out-of-work workers are gradually turning away from doing anything beyond the minimum required to retain their jobs.

Interestingly, 33 percent of employers surveyed believe that lower overall job satisfaction, including boredom and a lack of challenges, is cited as one of the reasons for the growing trend of quiet quitting, and 21 percent believe it is a lack of commitment. Careers.

However, 29 percent of the employees surveyed believed that feeling overwhelmed or overwhelmed with work and 23 percent believed that a lack of support from managers or superiors, led to the growth of this trend.

“What people want from work has changed forever. It’s not just about clocking the hours and going home. The pandemic has caused employees to step back and re-evaluate priorities. In an age when talent is valued more than ever, employers are shifting from focusing on experience employee to employee life experience – more open paid holidays, work flexibility, movement towards hybrid working among others,” said Head of Sales India, Sachi Kumar.

He noted that with recent reports of layoffs, it is important for employers to revisit workplace culture and address the underlying issues driving these trends.

He added, “The world of work is fleeting at the moment, and we may see more of these trends as we adjust to the new normal of work.”

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